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Tushar Mehta
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Tushar's love for tinkering with different forms of consumer tech brings him to this front. Besides technology, he likes to keep a tab on the political climate and trade bouts that make things expensive, and in turn, peeve him. Email him at [email protected]

Download the official OnePlus 8 wallpapers in 4K resolution!

The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro were announced in the U.S. yesterday. Both the phones instantly command attention for their beguiling designs, new curved Fluid AMOLED displays, full-fledged 5G support, and much more. But with the advancements in its specifications, the prices of the new phones are pushing their way into the flagship...

Google Photos 4.47 tests showing “Recent Highlights” album in the Memories header

Google Photos is one of my most beloved apps that I have on my phones. While I cherish it for letting me sync each of the photos I take from all the smartphones that come in for review, I also adore its features such as face tagging for humans and pets and showing me photos...

Google Drive is rolling out an updated document scanner UI with better iconography

Last year, Google spent much of its time and energy adopting its new Material Theme design for the majority of its Android apps. Google Calendar, Google Photos, Google Drive, Google Keep, Google Home, Google Play Store were among the apps that received a visual and functional overhaul. The design language makes heavy use of wide spacing between visual elements,...

YouTube tests video chapters to help you jump forward to specific parts

YouTube videos are available in a variety of lengths, starting from 30-second short videos and going all the way up to 12 hours, even though you can even find much longer videos from the past. While watching long content like tutorials, it is common to skip forward to the intended time. So to help with...

Google Play Services 20.15.13 prepares to add a page to list RCS/Chat apps

Messaging in the U.S. differs majorly from the rest of the world. While apps like WhatsApp and Telegram have become the staple communication platforms in many countries, Android users in the U.S. still pretty much rely on SMS for messaging, especially because their counterparts using iPhones are hooked to Apple's iMessage. This has inspired Google...

OPPO Ace2 5G announced with Snapdragon 865 and 40W wireless charging

OPPO is among the top five smartphone brands in Asian markets, where it caters to the price-conscious consumers. But in select markets including its homeland China, India, and Europe, OPPO has also launched more premium devices like the Find X, Reno 10X Zoom (review), Reno Ace, and more recently, the Reno3 and the Find X2...

Facebook is adding a Quiet Mode to silence push notifications

Working from home is not everyone's cup of tea especially with the restrictions on movements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is fairly easy to open social media just to check a notification and then find yourself still scrolling for more memes or reminiscing over old photos half an hour later. As someone who works...

[Update: Also on Assistant Phone Line] Google to surface locations of food and night shelters across Maps, Search and Assistant in Indian cities

On March 25th, a 21-day lockdown commenced in India as a preventive measure against COVID-19. While this measure ensures safety for the majority of the Indian population, all commercial activity has also come to halt abruptly. The closure has led to the efflux of migrant and daily-wage workers from bigger cities, where they work, to...

LG V40 ThinQ update adds Screen Recorder, Digital Wellbeing, and WiFi Calling in India

LG's smartphone business is far from prospering in spite of its overall financial success. The Korean company's phone unit has been riling under losses for over four and a half years now and it even had to move its manufacturing facility out of South Korea to recover the losses. Surprisingly, that hasn't stopped LG from...

[Update: Confirmed] Google may rebrand Hangouts Meet to simply “Google Meet”

Google has a reputation for killing its apps tastelessly. Hangouts, however, has survived the ax despite Google's deliberation of shutting it down – or replacing it with apps named after it – for over three years now. Since then, it has been talking about "upgrading" users from the classic Hangouts app to Hangouts Chat and...

Samsung’s next flagship tablet could come in a 12.4″ size

Samsung is among the handful of manufacturers still betting on Android tablets. Last year, it launched its flagship Galaxy Tab S6 with great audio and video capabilities, LTE connectivity, a powerful processor, DeX and S Pen support, and much more. In his review, Pranob vetted the Galaxy Tab S6 as the best Android tablet its...

WhatsApp Beta v2.20.117 hints at Advanced Search feature and new auto-download rules for frequently forwarded messages

WhatsApp is the most used instant messenger in the world, catering to well over two billion users worldwide. The number of messages exchanged on the platform every day is unfathomed and a big share of these messages comprises multimedia like GIFs, photos, videos, documents, etc. Naturally, going back and searching for previously shared media can...